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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204917/-ecg-score-to-predict-icd-therapies-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-and-primary-prophylactic-crt-d
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Martin Grett, Martin Christ, Jan-Peter Röing Gen Nölke, Hans-Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND AND PROBLEM: Recently published results of the DANISH study raise concerns, if primary prophylactic ICD implantations in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and severe reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) should be performed without further risk stratification. There was no significant difference in the overall mortality of patients with or without ICD and CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) or CRT pacemaker (CRT-P), respectively. Clinical risk scores to identify patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) who benefit most from an ICD have been recommended...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199103/using-the-k-d-tree-data-structure-to-accelerate-monte-carlo-simulations
#2
Qile Paul Chen, Bai Xue, J Ilja Siepmann
The k-d tree data structure is implemented in a Monte Carlo (MC) molecular simulation program to accelerate the range search for particles or interaction sites within the cutoff distance when Lennard-Jones and Coulomb interactions are computed. MC simulations are performed for different molecules in various ensembles to assess the efficiency enhancements due to the k-d tree data structure. It is found that the use of k-d trees accelerates significantly simulations for Lennard-Jones particles in the NVT and NVT-Gibbs ensembles and for n-butane and 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22-undecamethylpentacosane represented by the TraPPE-UA force field in the NpT ensemble...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191691/bace1-regulates-the-proliferation-and-cellular-functions-of-schwann-cells
#3
Xiangyou Hu, Hailong Hou, Chinthasagar Bastian, Wanxia He, Shupeng Qiu, Yingying Ge, Xinhua Yin, Grahame J Kidd, Sylvain Brunet, Bruce D Trapp, Selva Baltan, Riqiang Yan
BACE1 is an indispensable enzyme for generating β-amyloid peptides, which are excessively accumulated in brains of Alzheimer's patients. However, BACE1 is also required for proper myelination of peripheral nerves, as BACE1-null mice display hypomyelination. To determine the precise effects of BACE1 on myelination, here we have uncovered a role of BACE1 in the control of Schwann cell proliferation during development. We demonstrate that BACE1 regulates the cleavage of Jagged-1 and Delta-1, two membrane-bound ligands of Notch...
February 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190761/prevalence-of-circulating-tumor-cells-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-or-without-anthracyclines-in-patients-with-her2-negative-hormone-receptor-positive-early-breast-cancer
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Amelie Schramm, Fabienne Schochter, Thomas W P Friedl, Nikolaus de Gregorio, Ulrich Andergassen, Marianna Alunni-Fabbroni, Elisabeth Trapp, Bernadette Jaeger, Georg Heinrich, Oumar Camara, Thomas Decker, Angelika Ober, Sven Mahner, Tanja N Fehm, Klaus Pantel, Peter A Fasching, Andreas Schneeweiss, Wolfgang Janni, Brigitte K Rack
BACKGROUND: Use of anthracycline-based chemotherapy in patients with early breast cancer (EBC) has been well-established but is often associated with cardiotoxicity. Based on data suggesting a limited benefit of anthracyclines in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative patients, the Simultaneous Study of Docetaxel Based Anthracycline Free Adjuvant Treatment Evaluation, as well as Life Style Intervention Strategies (SUCCESS) C study randomized patients to either anthracycline-containing or anthracycline-free chemotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190358/submerged-cultivation-of-pleurotus-sapidus-with-molasses-aroma-dilution-analyses-by-means-of-solid-phase-microextraction-and-stir-bar-sorptive-extraction
#5
Tobias Trapp, Martina Zajul, Jenny Ahlborn, Alexander Stephan, Holger Zorn, Marco Alexander Fraatz
The basidiomycete Pleurotus sapidus (PSA) was grown in submerged cultures with molasses as substrate for the production of mycelium as a protein source for food applications. The volatilomes of the substrate, the submerged culture, and the mycelia were analyzed by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry-olfactometry. For compound identification, aroma dilution analyses by means of headspace solid phase microextraction and stir bar sorptive extraction were performed via variation of the split vent flow rate...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186137/glcnac6st-1-regulates-sulfation-of-n-glycans-and-myelination-in-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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Takeshi Yoshimura, Akiko Hayashi, Mai Handa-Narumi, Hirokazu Yagi, Nobuhiko Ohno, Takako Koike, Yoshihide Yamaguchi, Kenji Uchimura, Kenji Kadomatsu, Jan Sedzik, Kunio Kitamura, Koichi Kato, Bruce D Trapp, Hiroko Baba, Kazuhiro Ikenaka
Highly specialized glial cells wrap axons with a multilayered myelin membrane in vertebrates. Myelin serves essential roles in the functioning of the nervous system. Axonal degeneration is the major cause of permanent neurological disability in primary myelin diseases. Many glycoproteins have been identified in myelin, and a lack of one myelin glycoprotein results in abnormal myelin structures in many cases. However, the roles of glycans on myelin glycoproteins remain poorly understood. Here, we report that sulfated N-glycans are involved in peripheral nervous system (PNS) myelination...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179055/in-reply
#7
Hans-Joachim Trappe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169947/cognitive-performance-under-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-in-ect-naive-treatment-resistant-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#8
Christoph Ziegelmayer, Göran Hajak, Anne Bauer, Marion Held, Rainer Rupprecht, Wolfgang Trapp
OBJECTIVES: Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered a safe and highly effective treatment option for major depressive disorder, there are still some reservations with regard to possible adverse cognitive adverse effects. This is the case despite a large body of evidence showing that these deficits are transient and that there even seems to be a long-term improvement of cognitive functioning level. However, most data concerning cognitive adverse effects stem from studies using mixed samples of treatment-resistant and non-treatment-resistant as well as ECT-naive and non-ECT-naive subjects...
February 7, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168587/improving-the-quality-of-reconstructed-x-ray-ct-images-of-polymer-gel-dosimeters-zero-scan-coupled-with-adaptive-mean-filtering
#9
M B Kakakhel, A Jirasek, H Johnston, T Kairn, J V Trapp
This study evaluated the feasibility of combining the 'zero-scan' (ZS) X-ray computed tomography (CT) based polymer gel dosimeter (PGD) readout with adaptive mean (AM) filtering for improving the signal to noise ratio (SNR), and to compare these results with available average scan (AS) X-ray CT readout techniques. NIPAM PGD were manufactured, irradiated with 6 MV photons, CT imaged and processed in Matlab. AM filter for two iterations, with 3 × 3 and 5 × 5 pixels (kernel size), was used in two scenarios (a) the CT images were subjected to AM filtering (pre-processing) and these were further employed to generate AS and ZS gel images, and (b) the AS and ZS images were first reconstructed from the CT images and then AM filtering was carried out (post-processing)...
February 6, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164243/causes-and-consequences-of-rapidly-evolving-mtdna-in-a-plant-lineage
#10
Justin C Havird, Paul Trapp, Christopher Miller, Ioannis Bazos, Daniel B Sloan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163143/on-the-detection-of-high-frequency-correlations-in-resting-state-fmri
#11
Cameron Trapp, Kishore Vakamudi, Stefan Posse
Current studies of resting-state connectivity rely on coherent signal fluctuations at frequencies below 0.1 Hz, however, recent studies using high-speed fMRI have shown that fluctuations above 0.5 Hz may exist. This study replicates the feasibility of measuring high frequency (HF) correlations in six healthy controls and a patient with a brain tumor while analyzing non-physiological signal sources via simulation. Resting-state data were acquired using a high-speed multi-slab echo-volumar imaging pulse sequence with 136 ms temporal resolution...
February 3, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117985/synthesis-of-mono-and-dinuclear-vanadium-complexes-and-their-reactivity-toward-dehydroperoxidation-of-alkyl-hydroperoxides
#12
Anna-Corina Schmidt, Marko Hermsen, Frank Rominger, Richard Dehn, Joaquim Henrique Teles, Ansgar Schäfer, Oliver Trapp, Thomas Schaub
Several vanadium(V) complexes with either dipic-based or Schiff base ligands were synthesized. The complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H, (13)C, and (51)V NMR spectroscopy, as well as mass spectrometry and X-ray diffraction. Furthermore, they were tested toward their catalytic deperoxidation behavior and a significant difference between 4-heptyl hydroperoxide and cyclohexyl hydroperoxide was observed. In the case of 4-heptyl hydroperoxide, the selectivity toward the corresponding ketone was higher than with cyclohexyl hydroperoxide...
January 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107629/discovery-of-1-2-3-triazole-derivatives-for-multimodality-pet-ct-cryoimaging-of-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Chunying Wu, Brendan Eck, Sheng Zhang, Junqing Zhu, Anand Dev Tiwari, Yifan Zhang, Yunjie Zhu, Jinming Zhang, Bin Wang, Xizhen Wang, Xu Wang, Jingqiang You, Jian Wang, Yihui Guan, Xingdang Liu, Xin Yu, Bruce D Trapp, Robert Miller, Jerry Silver, David Wilson, Yanming Wang
Myelin pathology is present in many neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). To facilitate development of novel therapies aimed at myelin repair, we set out to develop imaging agents that permit direct quantification of myelination in vivo. In this work, we designed and synthesized a series of fluorescent fluorinated myelin imaging agents that can be used for in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging combined with subsequent post-mortem fluorescent cryoimaging...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094855/technical-note-dose-distributions-in-the-vicinity-of-high-density-implants-using-3d-gel-dosimeters
#14
Andre Asena, Shaun Thomas Smith, Tanya Kairn, Scott Bradley Crowe, Kazuyuki Hosokawa, Steven Sylvander, Jamie Vincent Trapp
PURPOSE: In this work, we develop a methodology for using Fricke gel dosimeters for dose distribution measurements surrounding high-density implants which circumvents artefact production by removing the obstruction during imaging. METHODS: Custom 3D printed moulds were used to set cavities in Fricke gel phantoms to allow for the suspension of high density implants in different geometries. This allowed for the metal valve extracted from a temporary tissue expander to be suspended during irradiation, and removed during optical-CT scanning...
January 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077874/asgard-archaea-illuminate-the-origin-of-eukaryotic-cellular-complexity
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Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Eva F Caceres, Jimmy H Saw, Disa Bäckström, Lina Juzokaite, Emmelien Vancaester, Kiley W Seitz, Karthik Anantharaman, Piotr Starnawski, Kasper U Kjeldsen, Matthew B Stott, Takuro Nunoura, Jillian F Banfield, Andreas Schramm, Brett J Baker, Anja Spang, Thijs J G Ettema
The origin and cellular complexity of eukaryotes represent a major enigma in biology. Current data support scenarios in which an archaeal host cell and an alphaproteobacterial (mitochondrial) endosymbiont merged together, resulting in the first eukaryotic cell. The host cell is related to Lokiarchaeota, an archaeal phylum with many eukaryotic features. The emergence of the structural complexity that characterizes eukaryotic cells remains unclear. Here we describe the 'Asgard' superphylum, a group of uncultivated archaea that, as well as Lokiarchaeota, includes Thor-, Odin- and Heimdallarchaeota...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063121/monitoring-of-electrical-activity-of-the-diaphragm-shows-failure-of-t-piece-trial-earlier-than-protocol-based-parameters-in-prolonged-weaning-in-non-communicative-neurological-patients
#16
Oliver Trapp, Mascha Fiedler, Michael Hartwich, Martin Schorl, Armin Kalenka
BACKGROUND: The weaning target in tracheotomised patients is not extubation, but spontaneous breathing without the support of a ventilator. Overloading the respiratory pump during such spontaneous breathing trials is unfavorable, prolongs weaning time, and increases morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to evaluate the electrical activity of the diaphragm during a t-piece trial in non-communicative neurological patients and the comparison to clinical parameters of exhaustion...
January 6, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058804/pesticide-exposure-assessment-for-surface-waters-in-the-eu-part-2-determination-of-statistically-based-run-off-and-drainage-scenarios-for-germany
#17
Martin Bach, Mirjam Diesner, Dietlinde Großmann, Djamal Guerniche, Udo Hommen, Michael Klein, Roland Kubiak, Alexandra Müller, Thomas G Preuss, Jan Priegnitz, Stefan Reichenberger, Kai Thomas, Matthias Trapp
BACKGROUND: In order to assess surface water exposure to active substances of plant protection products (PPPs) in the European Union (EU), the FOCUS (FOrum for the Co-ordination of pesticide fate models and their USe) surface water workgroup introduced four run-off and six drainage scenarios for Step 3 of the tiered FOCUSsw approach. These scenarios may not necessarily represent realistic worst-case situations for the different Member States of the EU. Hence, the suitability of the scenarios for risk assessment in the national authorisation procedures is not known...
January 6, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057818/dna-methylation-assessment-from-human-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscle-fibers
#18
Gwenaelle Begue, Ulrika Raue, Bozena Jemiolo, Scott W Trappe
A new application of the Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing method was developed using low-DNA input to investigate the epigenetic profile of human slow- and fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibers. Successful library construction was completed with as little as 15 ng of DNA and high quality sequencing data were obtained with 32 ng of DNA. Analysis identified 143,160 differentially methylated CpG-sites across 14,046 genes. In both fiber types, selected genes predominantly expressed in slow or fast fibers were hypomethylated, which was supported by the RNA-Seq analysis...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051187/architecture-and-mechanism-of-the-late-endosomal-rab7-like-ypt7-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-complex-mon1-ccz1
#19
Stephan Kiontke, Lars Langemeyer, Anne Kuhlee, Saskia Schuback, Stefan Raunser, Christian Ungermann, Daniel Kümmel
The Mon1-Ccz1 complex (MC1) is the guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for the Rab GTPase Ypt7/Rab7 and is required for endosomal maturation and fusion at the vacuole/lysosome. Here we present the overall architecture of MC1 from Chaetomium thermophilum, and in combining biochemical studies and mutational analysis in yeast, we identify the domains required for catalytic activity, complex assembly and localization of MC1. The crystal structure of a catalytic MC1 core complex bound to Ypt7 provides mechanistic insight into its function...
January 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032384/predicting-hydrophobic-solvation-by-molecular-simulation-1-testing-united-atom-alkane-models
#20
Miguel Jorge, Nuno M Garrido, Carlos J V Simões, Cândida G Silva, Rui M M Brito
We present a systematic test of the performance of three popular united-atom force fields-OPLS-UA, GROMOS and TraPPE-at predicting hydrophobic solvation, more precisely at describing the solvation of alkanes in alkanes. Gibbs free energies of solvation were calculated for 52 solute/solvent pairs from Molecular Dynamics simulations and thermodynamic integration making use of the IBERCIVIS volunteer computing platform. Our results show that all force fields yield good predictions when both solute and solvent are small linear or branched alkanes (up to pentane)...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
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